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Last time, I discussed how its part of the mission of University News and a goal of this blog to practice transparency: Being open and honest, and having nothing to hide at all times.
A discussion with my colleague Marie Lang about revealing something about herself that potentially could be found in a random Google search got me thinking: What makes people think theyre Googleable in the first place? I mean, aside from celebrities, not very many people are.
I learned this firsthand the first time I taught Public Relations Writing at RIT.
Once, when referencing something about myself, it occurred to me that some students possibly already knew the informationbecause perhaps out of curiosity about the guy with whom theyd be forced to spend 10 weeks in class they had Googled me.
After a moment of uncomfortable silence, one young lady (most of them were young ladies) replied, with a hint of pity in her voice, Sorry.
So who IS Googleable?...read more